UPDATE 11:33 a.m.: According to Chuck Lionberger with Roanoke County Public Schools, only one of the nine new COVID-19 cases reported across the school district on Monday resulted in any concerns about exposure.
More specifically, Lionberger says the student case at the Burton Center for Arts and Technology resulted in two student exposures.
However, there are no additional exposures at the Burton Center or any other facility within Roanoke County Public Schools. In addition, despite the positive staff coronavirus case reported from the transportation division on Monday, Lionberger says there will not be any changes to transportation at this time.
Lionberger told WFXR News that parents will be notified if coronavirus exposure reaches a point where a classroom or school needs to be closed or transportation arrangements need to be changed.
ROANOKE COUNTY, Va. (WFXR) — The number of coronavirus cases reported by Roanoke County Public Schools has doubled since Sunday, bringing the total case count up to 18 as of Monday.
The school district’s coronavirus dashboard reported nine new COVID-19 cases from six schools and the transportation division as of Monday, Oct. 26. These nine new cases — impacting eight students and one staff member — join the nine staff cases reported by Roanoke County school officials on Sunday, Oct. 25.
All 18 cases reported by Roanoke County Public Schools on Sunday and Monday are listed below:
- Two staff cases and one student case from Burlington Elementary School
- One student case from the Burton Center
- Two staff cases from Cave Spring Elementary School
- Two student cases from Cave Spring Middle School
- One staff case from Glen Cove Elementary School
- One staff case from Glenvar High School
- One student case from Mount Pleasant Elementary School
- One student case from Northside High School
- Two staff cases from W.E. Cundiff Elementary School
- Two student cases from William Byrd High School
- One staff case from the Roanoke County Public Schools Central Office
- One staff case from Roanoke County Public Schools Transportation
Monday’s news of 18 total coronavirus cases across the school district — at least nine of which have been reported from elementary schools — comes as Roanoke County third graders and certain fourth and fifth graders begin in-person classes four or five days a week.
WFXR News has reached out to Roanoke County Public Schools to inquire about any risks of exposure resulting from Monday’s new coronavirus cases.
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